predictive analytics

By Jonah Comstock March 28, 2019
When it comes to the aging in place sector within digital health, there's other companies and then there's GreatCall. From its mid-2000s roots as a "smartphones for seniors" company, GreatCall has consistently seen the direction in which the market will turn and anticipated it, often by acquiring other companies like digital mPERS company Lively and remote monitoring company Healthsense. All this...
By Dave Muoio February 21, 2019
Patients are still turning to Dr. Google to answer their health questions in the days before their condition takes a turn for the worse, according a study recently published in BMJ Open. However, that same online behavior could be an opportunity to anticipate and improve care, with the study’s authors noting that a substantial number of ED patients with a Google account are open to their search...
By Laura Lovett February 7, 2019
This morning Seattle-based startup KenSci, maker of a risk prediction platform for healthcare, announced that it has scored $22 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $30.5 million. Polaris Partners led the round, with participation from Osage University Partners and Mindset Ventures.  What they do KenSci uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify...
By Jonah Comstock October 23, 2018
Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia was able to save $4 million in prevented readmissions by using a combination of AI-driven predictive analytics and patient-level community interventions. At the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston today, Robin Frady, executive director of business and clinical intelligence at Grady, described her team’s approach to AI when they started...
Predictive health analytics company Lumiata announces new CEO Dilawar Syed

Dilawar Syed is Lumiata's new CEO.

By Dave Muoio July 11, 2018
Silicon Valley-based predictive health analytics company Lumiata has raised $11 million in a funding round led by Khosla Ventures and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners. The round also included participation from Sandbox Industries, Intel Capital, and other unnamed investors. The new backing will primarily be used to accelerate deployment of the company’s health analytics offering, according...
By Dave Muoio July 10, 2018
San Francisco-based predictive health company Potrero Medical has closed $26.6 million in an oversubscribed Series C round, according to a statement from the company. The investment was led by GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Sonder Capital. Potrero’s business is focused on employing smart sensors and data analytics to identify conditions in their early stages. Its primary product is the...
By Dave Muoio March 5, 2018
Improvements in data management will soon mean healthcare providers can engage patients outside of standard care more than ever before, Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM, said Monday at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas.   “We’re managing everyone. We’re not just worrying about the people that we see in front of us, and it’s a real important difference,” Murphy said at the Coordinated and Connected...
By Laura Lovett January 16, 2018
Owkin, a predictive analytics company that aims to accelerates drug discovery and development, just landed $11 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Otium Venture with participation from Cathay Innovation, Plug and Play, and NJF Capital. This announcement brings the company’s total funding to $13.1 million.  “I am proud of the substantial progress OWKIN has made over the last year,...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based GNS Healthcare, which has developed an analytics tool for precision medicine and population health, raised $10 million from Celgene Corporation, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, and Gi Global Health Fund. Existing investors Cambia Health Solutions, Heritage Provider Network, and Mitsui USA, the US subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsui & Co, also participated. This brings...
By Jonah Comstock December 4, 2012
(Left to Right) Gienna Shaw, Virend Somers, Alain Labrique, Alan Snell, Frances Dare, and Craig Kaiser. Most discussions about remote monitoring these days focus on its potential to reduce hospital readmissions, lead to earlier preventive care, and reap cost savings. The pressure is beginning to build as Medicare penalties for preventable readmissions have recently begun to take effect. Now...